By MelMayle - 05/01/2010 16:32 - United States

Today, I received a phone call from the local utilities company, telling me in essence: "We regret to inform you that your meter was switched, and we have been billing you for an unoccupied unit for the past 15 months. You owe us $1123.28. We apologize for any inconvenience." FML
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I recently graduated from college and moved in this brand new unit / my first apartment, which is in a different state. I figured the rates were just low and the apartment was energy efficient. Come to find out, my bills actually exceeded $100 and $200 some months... I just don't understand how the customer service reps at the utility company, nor the complex--who was paying my actual bill the entire time--did not catch it sooner, especially considering they would be more familiar with how the rates run. But my biggest problem: They taking so long to catch it, drove my bill up. Had I been aware of my actual usage, I could have easily reduced my usage.

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blazingman311 1

Something like that happened to me, except they billed me for the correct unit.


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blazingman311 1

Something like that happened to me, except they billed me for the correct unit.

Oh know...I'd tell them to bugger off and it's their bad. Lol. If my dad told that to UnionGas in Canada he'd win that. It's their mistake. Dumb douches :P

dudeitsdanny 9

He wouldn't win. If anything, he'd be allowed to pay it over time instead of all at once. He used their services, and while it was their mistake, it was also his mistake. How do you not notice that you're using these utilities and paying for them as if you showered once a month, didn't cook more than one or two meals, or lived in the dark? I'm sure he noticed, and maybe found it odd... Just didn't look a gift horse in the mouth and kept quiet.

WTF are you saying it was an unoccupied unit read before you try and correct someone

lovebirdy 0

#97 no, dumbass, they charged him the bill of an unoccupied unit instead of his own house. therefore he got near-nonexistent charges instead of the proper ones. YOU learn to read before you try to insult someone else's reading abilities.

rttr 18

Dude! I live in Palo alto too!!!!

allen20 0

Chargin you for their mistake?? Wow

that rlly sux that's what I call a REAL FML is there no legal action you can take though? consult a lawyer that's my advice

Um...fight that. Obviously. Take 'em to small claims court.

yeah, just take them to court. it's not your fault that they didn't know what they were doing when they did the meters. any judge should rule in your favor i would think